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Gertraut Ziegler Fretz (Kolb)

Birthplace: Deep Run, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bishop "Strong Isaac" Kolb and Gertruta Schrauger Kolb
Wife of Christian Berkey, Sr.; Mark Fretz and Christian Clemens Berge
Mother of Isaac Berkey; Anna Berkey; John Berkey; Margaret Berkey; Elizabeth Berkey and 5 others
Sister of Michael Kolb; Catherine Ziegler Meyer; Jacob Ziegler Kolb Sr.; Elizabeth Zeigler Alderfer; Hannah Ziegler Fretz (Kolb) and 5 others

Managed by: Richard Alan Welch
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About Gertraut Ziegler Fretz

There is an Analytical vies of these families listed in PDF format - attached to her profile and @

by the Kolb Genealogy she married Christian Bergie

abstracted from her father's list - see full list of children under his profile.

4 1218 10 Gertrant Kolb, m. Christian Bergie ; have five children.

Cassel, Daniel Kolb(, b. 1820-?)  , A genealogical history of the Kolb, Kulp or Culp family: and its branches in America , 1895 Publisher: Norristown, Pa. : Morgan R. Willis  , pg. 162 . "A genealogical history of the Kolb, Kulp or Culp family : and its branches in America, with biographical sketches of their descendants from the earliest available records ...". "

CHILDREN OF No. 1218. GERTRAUT KOLB (Bergey), of Isaacs, of JACOB of Dillman.

  • 5 1296 1 Anna Bergey.
  • 5 1297 2 John Bergey.
  • 5 1298 3 Margaret Bergey.
  • 5 1299 4 Elizabeth Bergey.
  • 5 1300 5 Isaak Bergey.
All of Franconia, Pa."

Gertrude Z. Kolb (F) b. 1758, d. 9 May 1780 Father Rev. Isaac V. Kolb b. 28 March 1711, d. 23 July 1776 Mother Geertrauta S. Ziegler b. 1700, d. after January 1764

  Gertrude Z. Kolb was also known as Gertraut Kolb. She and Christian Bergie had 5 children. Gertrude Z. Kolb was born in 1758. She was the daughter of Rev. Isaac V. Kolb and Geertrauta S. Ziegler. As of circa 1780,her married name was Bergey. Gertrude Z. Kolb died on 9 May 1780.1 


Christian Bergie b. circa 1750, d. 1828

child 1.Rev. John K. Barkey+ b. 25 Aug 1781, d. 30 Oct 1860
Rev. John K. Barkey (M)

b. 25 August 1781, d. 30 October 1860 Pop-up Pedigree


Christian Bergie b. circa 1750, d. 1828


Gertrude Z. Kolb b. 1758, d. 9 May 1780

    Rev. John K. Barkey and Susannah G. Buzzard were Mennonite. Rev. John K. Barkey was Farmer, carpenter, cooper, shoemaker, miller. "John Barkey was married to Susannah Buzzard. His date of ordination has been lost. ... On their two marble grave markers in the Longenecker cemetery one finds interesting symbolism that suggests he was a minister. At the top of the marker of John's grave is carved a hand on top of an open Bible. On Susannah's stone, at the bottom, was carved a hand holding the Bible. A minister was considered the teacher or minister of the Word. In his case the hand on the open Bible symbolizes him as one who expounded the Word. In her case she supports the Bible, or undergirds the preaching of the Word, which task only her husband would have been permitted to perform."1 He and Susannah G. Buzzard had 15 children. Rev. John K. Barkey was born on 25 August 1781 at Franconia, PA, US. He was the son of Christian Bergie and Gertrude Z. Kolb. Rev. John K. Barkey lived in 1827 at OH, US. He was ordained circa 1830.2 He died on 30 October 1860 at Wineberg, OH, US, at age 79. He was buried after 30 October 1860 at Longenecker Mennonite Cemetery, OH, US.3 


Susannah G. Buzzard b. 15 March 1790, d. 2 June 1863


1.Anna B. Barkey+ b. 1 Sep 1808, d. 1 Apr 1890


from the "Berkey Book" (by Ruth Berkey Reichley) According to the book, your Jacob K. Berkey is listed in "Line 4" of Berkey folks.

The initial entry lists a Christian BERKEY, b.1758; d.1828 who married a Gertrude KOLB /KULP. She died in 1840. The book mentins most of this line live(d) in Ohio. Chrisitan was a native of PA. (The book recommends a reference to "Kulp History" p.152) Christian's family was 5 sons & 4 daughters. They were:

  • Jacob (1793-1880) m. Mary KOPPES (parents of Jacob K.);
  • Issac---never married; was crippled; a shoemaker;
  • Catherine---never married; lived with brother, Issac;
  • John BARKEY (1781-1860) a Mennonite minister, m. Susannah BUZZARD; (surname is spelled BARKEY)
  • Christian (1794-1872), m. Barbara SHAUM, m.2nd--Mary LANDIS;
  • Nancy; (I think this may be Rebecca, but not certain) otherwise there are 5 daughters...if I am counting correctly...
  • Rebecca;
  • Elizabeth;
  • Susannah (1790-1874) m. Rev. Samuel KOPPES;
  • Henry m. Julia KEISTER

4. Gertraut Ziegler KOLB (Gertraut Schrauger ZIEGLER2, Michael ZIEGLER1) was born AFT 1740, and died 9 May 1780. She married Mark FRETZ 22 Dec 1772, son of Christian G. FRETZ and Elizabeth. He was born Bet 1735 and 1754 in Bucks Co., PA.


Children of Gertraut Ziegler KOLB and Mark FRETZ are:

  • 14 i. Anthony K. FRETZ was born 1 Feb 1774. He married Margaret L. WISMER, daughter of Henrich X. Souder WISMER and Barbara Kuntzy LEDERACH. She was born 1772/1773 (?) in Bucks Co., PA, and died 23 Jul 1832.
  • 15 ii. Judith K. FRETZ was born 5 Mar 1775 in Bucks Co., PA. She married Mathias DINSTMAN 24 Nov 1794, son of DINSTMAN. He was born BEF 1775.
  • + 16 iii. Elizabeth K. FRETZ was born 20 Jun 1776, and died 7 Sep 1867.
  • 17 iv. Mary K. FRETZ was born 11 Apr 1778 in Bucks Co., PA. She married Henry DINSTMAN, son of DINSTMAN. He was born BEF 1779.
  • + 18 v. Gertrude Charity K. FRETZ was born 9 May 1780 in Bucks Co., PA, and died 12 Mar 1863. was born 9 May 1780 in Bucks Co., PA, and died 12 Mar 1863. She married Abraham LEATHERMAN Jr. (speculation) 25 Nov 1800, son of Abraham LEATHERMAN and Anna. He was born 1 Oct 1776 in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA, and died 30 Nov 1853 in Bucks Co., PA

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Gertraut Ziegler Fretz's Timeline

Deep Run, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
February 1, 1774
Age 16
June 20, 1776
Age 18
Bucks Co, PA
May 9, 1780
Age 22
Bucks Co., Pa
May 11, 1780
Age 22
Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 22
February 18, 1787
Age 29
Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
September 31, 1794
Age 36
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 82
Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA